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How Does Benvolio Characterize Shakespeare

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The lyrics of Michael Jackson’s song ‘Beat It’ can be used to characterize Shakespeare’s Benvolio from his tragedy Romeo and Juliet. In the story Benvolio is frequently trying to prevent conflicts between the characters. One of his lines that best portrays him as such, is when he shouts “Part fools! Put down your swords,” as he attempts to break up the fight between the Montagues’ and Capulets’ men. Similarly, the words to ‘Beat It’ gives an inside view to a man who knows he should avoid confrontation with the wrong people, just like Benvolio knows to avoid the Capulets. The line “ It doesn 't matter who 's wrong or right” is repeated a few times throughout the course of the song to emphasize that some fights are not worth their cost and it
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